The Library

A collection of handbooks, guidelines, reports, publications and other documents relating to local government and community services and programs.

The Library is the main repository for any and all informational materials from DCED, from tax forms and program guidelines to local government resources and industry profiles. Use the folders on the left to explore a particular category. If you are not able to find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.

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Wireless Telecommunications 2016
  1 files      326 downloads
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Township Supervisors Handbook
  1 files      912 downloads
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Township Commissioners Handbook
  1 files      2349 downloads
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Taxation Manual
  1 files      968 downloads
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Tax Collectors Manual
  1 files      4280 downloads
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Solicitor’s Handbook
  1 files      559 downloads
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Regional Police Services in Pennsylvania
  1 files      536 downloads
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Regional Offices Factsheet
  1 files      105 downloads
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Referendum Handbook
  1 files      774 downloads
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Purchasing Handbook
  1 files      796 downloads
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Public Works Manual
  1 files      427 downloads
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Planning Specifically for Agriculture
  1 files      402 downloads
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Planning Series 10: Reducing Land Use Barriers to Affordable Housing
  1 files      327 downloads
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Planning Series 09: The Zoning Officer
  1 files      579 downloads
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Planning Series 08: Subdivision and Land Development in Pennsylvania
  1 files      640 downloads
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Planning Series 07: Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses and Variances
  1 files      946 downloads
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Planning Series 06: The Zoning Hearing Board
  1 files      749 downloads
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Planning Series 05: Technical Information on Floodplain Management
  1 files      375 downloads
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Planning Series 04: Zoning
  1 files      679 downloads
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Planning Series 03: The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania
  1 files      514 downloads
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Planning Series 02: The Planning Commission in Pennsylvania
  1 files      657 downloads
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Planning Series 01: Local Land Use Controls in Pennsylvania
  1 files      489 downloads
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Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968)
  1 files      1626 downloads
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PA Books Fax Order Form
  1 files      15467 downloads
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Open Meetings: The Sunshine Act
  1 files      609 downloads
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Municipal Pension Handbook
  1 files      384 downloads
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Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
  1 files      685 downloads
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Manufacturing Week Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015 Pdf
  1 files      265 downloads
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Manual for Municipal Secretaries
  1 files      574 downloads
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Manual for Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights and Real Property Taxpayer Programs (Act 50 of 1998)
  1 files      321 downloads
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Manual for County Commissioners
  1 files      325 downloads
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Manual for County Chief Clerks and Administrators
  1 files      328 downloads
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
  1 files      324 downloads
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Local Government Fact Sheet
  1 files      407 downloads
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Intergovernmental Cooperation Handbook
  1 files      362 downloads
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Home Rule Governance in Pennsylvania
  1 files      2293 downloads
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GCLGS Booklet 2017
  1 files      4998 downloads
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Fiscal Management Handbook
  1 files      656 downloads
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Financial Monitoring Workbook 2011 Pdf
  1 files      426 downloads
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Elective Office in Local Government
  1 files      646 downloads
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Debt Management Handbook
  1 files      422 downloads
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DCED Chart of Accounts for Municipalities
  1 files      760 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      376 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      418 downloads
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      238 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
  1 files      622 downloads
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Business Taxes 2016
  1 files      484 downloads
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      565 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
  1 files      947 downloads
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      873 downloads
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Auditor’s Guide
  1 files      707 downloads
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Administering Police Services in Small Communities
  1 files      432 downloads
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Address Search Application Instructions Pdf
  1 files      38792 downloads
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Act 47: Municipalities Financial Recovery Act
  1 files      341 downloads
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